ALL SHALL BE WELL (and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well)

For Now, We Travel

March 18, 2020

Now that the album is out, we want to take the opportunity to guide you through the songs and give you some background info on all of them. Today: For Now, We Travel.

➡️ Let Me Steer, As I Am the Bigger Captain
➡️ I Will Guide You Over Oceans and Across Troubled Lands
➡️ We Are All, In All Places, Strangers and Pilgrims, Travelers and Sojourners
➡️ Beyond Us, Only Darkness
➡️ Nothing To Go Home To, Nothing There To Come Home For, No Home To Return To
➡️ One Day I Will Find the Right Words and They Will Be Simple

We released this song as the second single of the album on February 10, but you could have heard this song on the first day of 2019 already. That day, we released a track under the moniker All Shall Be Hell, titled There’s Still Time to Change the Road We’re On. That song is For Now, We Travel but just played in reverse. The title hints at the concept of backmasking, as it’s a reference to the lyrics you supposedly hear when you play Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven backwards. Of course, the title also perfectly ties in with the theme of ZWARTGROEN.

For each song of the album, we made individual artwork. All of them centered around the same theme (already mentioned above) and adhering to the same visual principles. Here’s the artwork for ‘Travel’:

All shall be well (and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well) - For now, we travel

As with the cover art of ZWARTGROEN itself, all the images used are from the public domain Rijksmuseum archive. Here are all the original art pieces that we used:

Saucer-dish with flower scrolls on a black ground, anonymous, c. 1800 – c. 1899
the Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai, 1829 – 1833
Model of the Vlakkenhoek lighthouse on Sumatra, Enthoven & Co., c. 1879
Twee staande edelen in Mogol-kledij met hun namen erboven, anonymous, 1800 – 1899
Portret van een meisje, Woodbury & Page, 1880
Twee tropische slangen, Albertus Steenbergen, 1824 – 1900
Japanse pestvogel op tak, Ohara Koson, 1900 – 1910
Brullende tijger, Ohara Koson, 1900 – 1945